1 of 10 images

Striking 1970s James Galanos Pink Silk Chiffon Dress w Overlay


This Galanos gown is made from layers of silk chiffon done in a striking combination of pink that has an overlay of an olive green silk that creates that fabulous 'apron' detail on the front and back of the skirt. I love these two colors together. It is an unexpected color choice that works surprisingly well. To wear, the dress simply slips on and falls perfectly in place over the body. It is beautifully constructed and the simple silhouette is deceptive as the construction techniques used are actually quite intricate with many layers of silk set over each other used in its creation. The pink dress alone has three layers in the skirt. Over that skirt lay panels of the green silk that are set to drape down both the front and back. The bodice is kept simple and sweet with tiny silk straps which are set in a way that allows you to be able to tuck them in and wear the dress as a strapless piece if you wish. The waist is elastic for an easy and comfortable fit, with a matching fabric tie belt to cinch it in for added shape. Excellent condition. Fully lined through the bodice in a second layer of the same pink silk chiffon and the skirt has three full layers of the pink silk chiffon that act as the lining. It closes with a hand set, painted metal side zipper above the waist. Elastic waist. Hidden pockets along the seams of each hip. Hand rolled edges and hand finishes. This would be considered demi-couture. Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam Waist: 12-15" flat across from side seam to side seam Hips: to 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam Bodice: 16" Skirt: 41" from waist to hem Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.


  • Designer
  • Brand
    James Galanos
  • Period
  • Condition
    Excellent. Please expand description above for full measurements..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    D 57 in.

    D 144.78 cm

  • Bust
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Waist
    15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Hip
    19.5 in. (49.53 cm)
  • Length
    57 in. (144.78 cm)
  • Seller location
    Toronto, CA
  • Seller reference number
    Item# DD1199
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2010
Typical response time: <1 hr
Located in Toronto, CA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Galanos Couture Pleated Peach and Taupe Silk Ch...
James Galanos, James Galanos
James Galanos was a genius at manipulating the finest of silks and when one finds such an exemplary example of his work like this it is a true joy. You can see the similarities to th...
James Galanos Couture Floral Print Silk Chiffon...
James Galanos, James Galanos
Galanos made couture-level gowns with a level of craftsmanship that left France’s most esteemed couturiers with their mouths agape. The immaculate construction of Galanos’ gowns ooze...
Galanos Metallic Silver and Gold Lurex on Black...
James Galanos, James Galanos
American couturier, James Galanos, typifies that true American glamour. His work combined chic sophistication with bold design and fabric. Galanos was particularly known for his even...
1960s James Galanos Clover & Heart Billow Sleev...
James Galanos, James Galanos
This wonderful little dress is a testament to the greatness of James Galanos who was one of the great American Couturiers. Galanos made couture-level dresses and gowns with a level o...
You May Also Like
1960s James Galanos Wool Challis Pastel Plaid D...
James Galanos, Galanos
A gorgeous 1960s James Galanos lightweight wool challis pastel plaid dress: Faux-Victorian piped high neckline and bib front. Back has a piped bib section and covered buttons to wais...
1982 Galanos Couture Black White Floral Print C...
James Galanos, James Galanos
Breathtaking museum-held Galanos custom couture gown ensemble dating back to his 1982 collection. Dedication to excellence in craftsmanship and design was the foundation of James Gal...
Beautiful Vintage Galanos Lipstick Red Avant Ga...
James Galanos, James Galanos
Beautiful vintage 80s JAMES GALANOS for I MAGNIN lipstick red virgin wool long sleeve dress! In true Galanos fashion, this beauty is extremely well made, with an immense amount of at...
1960s Galanos 2-Piece Black Silk Chiffon Mini D...
James Galanos
A super-cute 1960s James Galanos 2-piece black silk chiffon mini dress: dress has spaghetti straps, boned structured bodice, heavily pleated, multiple layered, dropped waist skirt. ...
James Galanos Peau Du Soie Satin Dress
James Galanos, Galanos
Dress is made from the most luscious silk peau du soie in black and white. Very small size and a very rare sexy dress from James Galanos who usually denounced the reveal of this much...
Galanos Wool Halter Dress With Braiding Detail
James Galanos
Galanos, black, wool crepe, halter neck cocktail dress having thick braiding detail along the neckline. Back is open. Simple sightly A line silhouette.
Galanos Chiffon and Lace Open Back Gown
James Galanos
Galanos, black evening gown, having a layered chiffon skirt with a slightly empire waist. Bodice is hammered satin and Guipure lace. The lace is placed over the bust line having a l...
Galanos Wool Gown
James Galanos
Galanos charcoal grey wool flannel, sleeveless, V neck, fitted princess line gown with matching shawl, that is lined in a soft grey satin. Dress has a fitted bodice, and flares with ...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries